Panther / Off the Pig

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Panther / Off the Pig

  • 1995 / 1968
  • Directed By: Mario Van Peebles / Newsreel Films
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 138 Minutes
  1. Monday, October 17, 2016 7:00 p.m.
panther

The film Panther has replaced A Huey P. Newton Story in the program.

Panther is a political thriller set against the explosive civil rights movement in Oakland, California, in 1968. Confronted by police brutality, FBI conspiracies and racist politics, a group of young black men from the community, calling themselves the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, take the law into their own hands and change the face of black America forever. Preceding Panther (124 min.) will be a short film produced by Newsreel Films, Off the Pig (14 min., 1968), which provides documentary footage of the movement’s organizers at the height of their controversy and notoriety. This rarely seen footage opens the door to the urgency of the Black Panthers’ “any means necessary” attitude. (Digital Presentation)